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The library encompassed a vast stylistic breadth, spanning relatively straightforward chamber music realizations, digital sonifications of the entire score, atmospheric post-rock and noise renderings, and free jazz satire. Flipping through the score from beginning to end, I see the path of a narrator drifting through relationships with shapes, figures, and numbers who come and go; traveling through natural, industrial, and psychological landscapes of all sorts; and, despite obstacles and momentary destruction, moving on.

Dot events to be exclusively soft. Graphic Scores “Experimental music scores are enigmatic, opaque, demanding, irritating, humorous, tteatise the best, like Cardew’s Treatiseare also inspiring, giving rise, on occasion, to a music of vitality, intelligence and elegance.

The difference between making the sound and being the sound. These tempi can therefore be considered to be moderate. For immediately it stands in relation to cprnelius thick central stave line, which would correspond in some way to the track made by the man walking.

It did not resolve the question above once and for all: It would gratify me to sell the manuscript to some sleepy bourgeois at an inflated price and thus receive at least some compensation for that waste. Perhaps in addition to shedding light on my own piece, these lemmas will also be useful for others who realize Treatise.

Versions by the 2: The sounds assigned to most symbols in the score — presumably also chosen by the players themselves — are less consistent and more context dependent, varying from page to page. It was also applied to the more detailed organization of source material, live ensemble, and texts.

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This interpretation consistently respects the lifeline which divides the ensemble orchestrationally — cello and clarinet above, piano and electronics belownumbers which signify repeated tutti chordscircles performed exclusively by the percussionistand the rough left-to-right order of the symbols. Cornelius Cardew Treatise Mode The older I get the more inclined I am to think that life’s not about finding the right answers but asking the right questions.

Frankly, hearing myself call an empty page the heart of the piece surprised me. In order to bridge the experiences of Treatise from the inside and the outside, I decided to interweave historical recordings of select pages with original interpretations. To compensate, should pp.

Cornelius Cardew and His Contemporaries. In Treatisethe distinction is turned on its head; a voyage of self-discovery is neither incidental nor a telos in itself, but rather an ineluctable consequence of performing the piece with integrity, whatever that may mean for each performer.

We worked regularly over a long period of time, ending treatixe with a 2-hour version of the piece Read trdatise report on a Treatise Workshop led by John Tilbury. If one embraces this reality, bears witness to it, one is improvising regardless of the degree of detail with which one translates the notation into sound.

Hannafin acrdew within the circles on the page so long that the circle-ness of the page becomes a constant and recedes into the background. Assigning symbols systematically to particular recordings or sound events would have been excessively formalistic, jeopardizing the all-important identities of and links between the different recordings.

Numbers and dots in both recordings, for example, often though not always represent repeated events and percussive punctuations respectively, acting as clear markers in a seemingly looser whole. Another manifestation of the commitment to develop my own reading was to play the score with other musicians.

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Differences in Time Remember that space does not correspond literally to time. These solos were later treated in the mixing process as wild cards, elements that could be dropped into the master plan where I wished. These relatively minor variables render global coordination of parts within pages somewhat unpredictable. See excerpts from Treatise Handbook inserted throughout this text.

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Of course you can let the score work on previously given material, but you must have it work actively. This page graphic score, which occupied the composer for four years, and which performers are encouraged to interpret any way they feel appropriate though useful tips abound in the Treatise Handbook Cardew published in is rich, elusive and thought-provoking enough to keep you busy for a lifetime.

It contains no sounds, no directions to putative performers […] pages of lines and shapes, clustered around a strong, almost continuous central line, which can be imagined as the lifeline of the reader, his center, around which all manner of activity takes place […] Cardew And what can my written intervention offer these perfectly self-sufficient virtuose other than needless complication?

How did I weave among them in A Treatise Remix?

Media Library Return to Text. They also assign particular types of sounds hissing, phonemes, clapping, etc.

Treatise published in Sound American 12 Wooley a, b bear this out abundantly. To understand how, consider the following test scenario.

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Treatise Treatise Handbook Recordings: The fact of examining and translating notation treatkse performance does not diminish its urgency or speculative qualities. Much better, to my mind, for musicians to be directly involved in discovering sounds for themselves rather than being directed to try this or that procedure.

Such situations offer the performers an opportunity to stretch their interpretation and discover music beyond what the symbols suggest at face value. A musical score is a logical construct inserted into the mess of potential sounds that permeate this planet and its atmosphere. Hanbdook, qualities irrelevant to Treatisesuch as recording corneliuw or the simultaneous sounding of a particular instrument in different ensembles, tended to audibly link recordings much more clearly than interpretive content.

A score with backbone.